Why Addiction is a Learning Disorder and Why it Matters

Event Details

Date: May 8, 2019
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am
Location: Coffman Memorial Union Theater


Maia Szalavitz is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction, which is widely recognized as an important advance in thinking about the nature of addiction and how to cope with it, personally and politically. Her talk will be followed by a moderated Q & A with MPR’s Stephanie Curtis.

Books will be available for purchase before and after the lecture thanks to the University of Minnesota Bookstores.

Sponsored by the Medical School’s Medical Discovery Team on Addiction.


  • Recovery on Campus (ROC), University of Minnesota
  • LearningLife, College of Continuing and Professional Studies, University of Minnesota
  • The Steve Rummler HOPE Network
  • The Chris Wivholm Foundation